Entertainment listings can be sent to jdrake@thedalleschronicle.com

Lyle Hotel: Barney and the Stray Kitties, 9 p.m. -midnight, featuring Barney (bass) and Chris (mandolin) Connolly with Polly Norris (guitar) perform a “mix of toe-tapping ballads and dance tunes seasoned with rich vocal harmonies in a warm, Old-West setting.” (110 Seventh St., Lyle, Wash.)

The Dalles Eagles Lodge: Live Wire Band, with classic rock and more. Open to the public, 8 p.m. $12 per person or $20 per couple. (2006 W. 7th St., The Dalles.)

River City Saloon: Sun Diver with Black Butterfly, 10 p.m. (207 Cascade Ave., Hood River.)

Everybody’s Brewing: Johnathan Warren and the Billygoats, feet-stomping, heart pounding folk rock american music, 10 p.m.

Solera Brewing: Alonzo Garbanzo with an eclectic mix of tunes new and old. 6-9 p.m.

Join the Gorge Rocket Club for an exciting class about flying and building rockets with others on Jan. 1, at 11 a.m. at Westside Elementary in Hood River. This sanctioned club with the National Association of Rocketry has logistical support from Hood River Hobbies and Hood River Community Education. Fees apply. Visit hoodriverhobbies.com for more information.

Coming up Thursday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m. County Line: Matt Mesa (singer, song-writer, guitarist), Kerry Williams (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Jeremy Hadden (upright bass) perform original roots rock Americana garnished with fine picking and vocal harmonies. White Buffalo Winebar & Bistro, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River.

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Friday, Jan. 4: Jeff Carrell and Kenny Olsen, 6-9 p.m. (Duo playing covers and rocking the house)

Saturday, Jan. 5: McDougall, 6-9 p.m. (Solo artist, originals and covers, foot stomping Americana)

Sunday, Jan. 6: Sunday Night Jam featuring the Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (in house band)

Rivertap, 703 E 2nd St, The Dalles, 541-296-7870.

Benefit concerts for the recent California wildfire incidents are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 4, at The Ruins, featuring local bands the Wasco Brothers (6-8 p.m.) and Greenneck Daredevils (8-10 p.m.) All proceeds to benefit California wildfire victims. Suggested donation $10. Contact Gorge Event Systems to become a sponsor/program supporter. Additional shows Feb. 1 and March 8. Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Live music Tuesday nights coming up at The Back Room at The Ruins. Opening act at 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 4: Greenneck Daredevils and The Wasco Bros

Tuesday, Jan. 8: Lewi Longmire & His Friend

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Five Letter Word

Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Youth Choir auditions for children ages 8-13 happen on Jan. 8, 5:30-6 p.m., at The Dalles Chenoweth Elementary School and Jan. 9, 5:30-6:00 p.m., at the Hood River Middle School. If your child or student is interested, please contact Corin Parker at parkerc@nwasco.k12.or.us or 541-506-3350 ext. 5058.

The Dalles-Wasco Public Library hosts a 3D Modeling Workshop with New York artist Aaron Nelson, on Saturday, Jan. 5. Using equipment in the Gorge Forge Makerspace, Nelson will be focusing on an innovative use of CAD modeling, 3D printing and computer programming to make unique sculpture art. His research focuses on computational form finding for 3D printing applications and physical computing for the arts. For more information, contact the library or visit www.aaronmakingart.com. The Dalles-Wasco Co. Public Library, 722 Court St, The Dalles, (541) 296-2815.

Opening Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, is a “powerful display of intense, real-time Eagle Creek fire imagery along with facts, time lines and stories from first responders to friends and neighbors along the Columbia River. Display content is on loan from the Hood River History Museum and is presented in collaboration with the US Forest Service. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 541-296-8600; www.gorgediscovery.org.

Live music coming up at The Pines:

The Old Vines. Every Sunday, 3-5 p.m. An eclectic mix of music by Hood River’s own, The Old Vines. Just as wine is composed of many elements, you’ll find a musical blend of standards – folk, jazz, country and just enough blues to keep your toes tapping. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Railroads have been in the Columbia Gorge for over 150 years. Today, more than 80 trains daily transverse the Gorge. Hear about the history of Railroading in the Gorge from Bill Burgel, former Chief Train Dispatcher for Union Pacific, Friday, Jan. 25, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Tickets for the 6 p.m. dinner and program are $16, 7 p.m. program only, is $5. Call 541-296-8600 x 201 or visit www.gorgediscovery.org to purchase tickets online by January 23.

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